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Prominent facet arthrosis of lower lumbar spine, Mild spondylosis of lumbar spine, opens new door. I thought my claim was overwhelming before this.
I had a catscan for abdominal issues: The above (plus other things) is on the Lab Report Radiologist report, but the Blue Button Notes, omit the part about the spine?
I have waited 7 days plus since catscan and no followup from PC, although, the notes are flagged: Significant Abnormarlity: Atten Needed
and the notes go into detail about handoff to PC doc, and his signature is there, taking the handoff, but no contact.
I have talked to Patient Advocate before, actually just before I left the house to go get the emergency room, where they ordered the catscan (but asked me on the way out: do you want the good news or the good news? to which I replied, shoot me with all of it. Which I was told everything was fine, get with my PC later.
Now to the question:
I have thought and so have doctors that I had parethesia (cop out diagnosis) or PN, but EMG would be normal. But I have Radiculopathy sypmtoms, in my STR’s that are still with me today, that line up with my spine problem, and I have an incident where I broke an antenna that ran under the centerline of a F106, by striking it with my back as I working under the aircraft, that I Red X’d for flight….after I was able to stand up. I sucked it up.
And my knees are arthritic, I did pound the pavement more than anyone else around me in combat boots, often dehydrated, sometimes on speed (per flight surgeon) plenty of forced dehydration, in sauna and steam and running.
I know alot of you have back problems (spine) I thought I didn’t, when I look at those scans, I know better now. Now I know why I bend or break every driver seat in my new vehicles. First one was a Datsun/Nissan sentra, bent two seats in same manner, in the first two months. It took me a few years to break the weld in my 2500HD GMC Sierra, on the right hand side to match my old Nissan.
Probably my ankles are that way too. I don’t have an image, yet….I did turn it a few years ago and it doubled in size.
So, I am camping out at the VAMC morning morning, I am done with the CBOC. I have the form filled out already to change PC, I already spoke to the Patient Advocate a week ago, he said no problem but have to wait in line. I don’t like lines, especially when I am hurting.
Any tips? Ideas? Something I am missing?
Patient Advocate? Another office? ER again?
I know I need to go the the Records office in the VAMC to get the ‘real’ records, if I can actually get them anywhere from the VA.
What should I do to find out what’s up with my spine? Both for my health and for a claim? First for my health?
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Prominent facet arthrosis of lower lumbar spine, Mild spondylosis of lumbar spine, opens new door. I thought my claim was overwhelming before this. I had a catscan for abdominal issues: The above (plus other things) is on the Lab Report Radiologist report, but the Blue Button Notes, omit the part...